Welcome Thornton Thunderbirds!
My name is Craig Wilson and I bring 21 years of educational experience to Thornton. My family and I are originally from Sugar Land where I taught for many years in elementary, middle and high school. After nine years as a principal, I am glad to be stewarding my sixth year here at Thornton.
The 2016-2017 year continues to build on the successes we’ve made over the past few years. We emphasize a rigorous curriculum, strong student engagement, the necessity of parent involvement, and a firm but fair approach to discipline. The addition of our bilingual program only serves to make our achievement that much stronger.
This school year our ACE program continues to be operated under a grant through TISD and the Region 12 Education Service Center. ACE provides at-risk students with before- and after-school opportunities for tutoring, enrichment, and character development. ACE works side-by-side with your teachers and staff to develop skills necessary for your child to be even more successful.
The Thornton family focuses on the strengths and challenges of the individual student and the school as a whole. Teachers, principals and instructional coaches meet on a weekly basis to analyze performance and ask ourselves these four basic questions:
Partnering with a vibrant, caring community is a top priority! Ways to become involved include:
Great things continue to happen here at Thornton as we keep a laser-like focus on the needs of students and having an intentional focus on instruction.
My door is open to you at any time. Take care of friends and family. It’s a great year, and Go ‘Birds!
Mr. Craig A. Wilson